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World can cut carbon emissions and live well

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28/01/2015

Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows. The world can eat well, travel more, live in more comfortable homes, and meet international carbon reduction commitments according to the Global Calculator tool, a project led by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change and co-funded by ...

Abengoa celebrates start of construction for its photovoltaic plant in Atacama 1, the largest solar complex in Latin America

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27/01/2015

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, celebrated today the start of the construction of the photovoltaic plant that will be part of Atacama 1 solar complex, located in the north of Chile (Comuna de María Elena, Segunda Región). The event was attended ...

$2 billion in funds headed for cleanups in Nevada and on the Navajo Nation from historic Anadarko settlement with U.S. EPA, States

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26/01/2015

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement reached with Anadarko and Kerr-McGee is now final, allowing funds to be disbursed for cleanups across the country. The settlement secures payments of $5.15 billion to resolve claims that the defendants fraudulently transferred assets in part to evade their liability for contamination at ...

Modern Water Installs First Microtox® Continuous Toxicity Monitor in the USA

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27/01/2015

Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has recently launched an updated continuous toxicity monitor using its well-known Microtox® technology. Demand for this ground-breaking monitor has been high with the first unit being installed just after its launch at one of Aqua America, Inc.’s water ...

New Additions to IONICON Trace Gas Analyzer Series to be showcased at Pittcon 2015

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27/01/2015

IONICON, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of PTR-MS real-time trace VOC analyzers presents the new PTR-QiTOF and the PTR-TOF 1000, complementing its PTR-TOF trace gas analyzer series. Both instruments can optionally be equipped the new fast GC add-on, combining Gas Chromatographic separation with real-time trace VOC analysis. PTR-QiTOF Featuring a Quadrupole ion guide (Qi), the new ...

Geostatistics regains interest in the characterization of chemical soil pollutions

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28/01/2015

To evaluate the pollution impact, such characterization is usually based on various data that should be interpreted and analyzed with an estimation of related uncertainties. Geostatistics has been suitably applied in this framework for about fifteen years. Several Ph.D. theses have been dedicated to the subject, both for chemical and radiological pollution (see for instance this article in ...

Novelis Commissions $48 Million Automotive Closed-Loop Recycling Investment in Oswego Plant

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27/01/2015

Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the completion of a $48 million investment in its automotive scrap aluminum recycling facility in Oswego, N.Y. It expands upon the company's recent growth in Oswego to meet the increased demand for aluminum automotive sheet in North America.  Including this recycling center, over the ...

Brewed using the best Czech water

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28/01/2015

The heat and the strong odour of barley malt hit you like a wave the second you step inside. In the heart of the brewery, the brewer and his assistants move around the hall containing huge copper tanks and monitor every detail of the brewing process. "For us, brewing beer is primarily about keeping the traditions and the old craftsmanship alive. We use only locally produced ingredients, and ...

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